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Podium for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Sanya: Félix da Costa takes lead in a motorist standings.

Sanya. António Félix da Costa (POR) distinguished his third
lectern of a deteriorate during a Sanya E-Prix (CHN), turn 6 of a ABB
FIA Formula E Championship. After 36 laps he crossed a finish line
in third place in a #28 BMW iFE.18. Thanks to a 15 points he
picked up, Félix da Costa now leads a motorist standings with 62
points. His team-mate Alexander Sims (GBR) was also among the
frontrunners, though late after an accident.

 

Starting from third (Félix da Costa) and fifth (Sims) on a grid,
a competition was characterised especially by appetite management. After the
frontrunners were racing defensively for some-more than half a race,
withdrawal a margin tighten together, a initial duels began after around
30 minutes. In a head-to-head with André Lotterer (GER), Sims slid
into a barriers, deleterious his #27 BMW iFE.18 too exceedingly to
continue a race. After this incident, a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car
came onto a track, before a competition was red flagged shortly
afterwards. Félix da Costa shielded his third place via the
race, that finished behind a BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car after another
collision in a center of a field.

 

With 62 points, Félix da Costa has now taken a lead in a driver
standings. Sims still has 18 points to his name and is in
14th in a altogether standings. In a group standings, BMW i
Andretti Motorsport is in fifth with 80 points.

 

As a outcome of countless investigations after a race, a outcome is provisional. 

 

Reactions to a Sanya E-Prix:

 

Roger Griffiths (Team Principal BMW i Andretti Motorsport):

“Third place for António is a unequivocally good result. We had both cars in
a Super Pole and altogether put in a clever performance. In Sanya the
appetite sight plays a large purpose – and we were in a good position here
with a BMW i drivetrain. Both drivers were illusory in qualifying.
However, a competition finished adult being a beating for Alexander. He
had a good stroke before he late after being concerned in a duel
with another car. Despite all going on around him, António kept
a cold head. He gathering unequivocally realistically and picked adult a lot of valuable
points for a team. We’re pleased.”

 

António Félix da Costa (#28 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
3rd place, competition result: 3rd place, FANBOOST
voting: 3rd place, points: 62):

“It goes though observant we am gratified with a result, a points and
a lead in a motorist standings. But I’m a small undone too, if
I’m being honest, since we wanted to do even improved today. we was able
to keep adult with a dual guys in front of me with no problems and think
that we could have won. But a lane here is unequivocally slight and we have
to take a lot of risks to overtake. we attempted once, though afterwards motionless to
take a critical points for third place. we consider this is a approach we
need to act if we wish to stay during a tip until a finish of a season.”

 

Alexander Sims (#27 BMW iFE.18, subordinate result:
6th place, competition result: retired, FANBOOST voting:
13th place, points: 18)

“It’s formidable to accept this unsatisfactory finish to a race. Our
gait was good and subordinate went unequivocally good as well. António is a
glorious benchmark for me, so we was gay to be means to keep adult with
his path times. Then a competition went okay. It was formidable to overtake.
Then a racing started. we shielded my line opposite Lotterer, and I
feel he didn’t leave me adequate space. It’s a genuine contrition that a pace
and efforts went unrewarded.”   

 

The BMW i Fleet

BMW i is “Official Vehicle Partner” of a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Season 5. Spearheading a BMW i swift is a BMW i8
Coupé Safety Car, mutated with BMW M components (combined fuel
consumption: 1.8 l/100 km; total appetite expenditure 14.0 kWh/100
km; total CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. As good as a BMW
i8 Coupé, a BMW i swift also includes a BMW i3s (combined fuel
consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; total appetite consumption: 14.3 kWh;
total CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Race Director Car” and
a BMW 530e iPerformance (combined fuel consumption: 2.2-2.1 l/100
km; total appetite consumption: 13.6-13.3 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 49-47 g/km)* in the purpose as “Medical Car”.